Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde

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  • Interested in American military history, this is a "must see" place if you are in the area. Fort Verde is located beautifully in the Verde Valley and is incredibly well preserved. The Museum is located in a building which was the Fort's original headquarters is not very big-but incredibly informative on both daily life and the importance of the Fort during the Indian wars in the late 1800 's. Outdoor, there are only 3 restored buildings remain of the original 22 which bordered the great ekseser-space. The three buildings are open to the public (when you have paid the entrance in the Museum) and gives a good impression of how the officers lived. Really a few hours worth.
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  • Stopped here on our drive from Phoenix to Sedona. About a five minute drive from I-17 and one block off Main St. in downtown Camp Verde. Worth an hour or so to learn about how the US Military enabled ...  more »
  • Was given lots of great information. Did not have time to tour on this trip but look forward to it on another trip.  more »
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  • This is a nice stop. Make sure you go through the museum in the main building which is south of the white picket fence. Unlike Fort Bowie, this fort has 3 of the original buildings. AZ State Parks has done a wonderful job of placing antiques in the building and the uniforms displayed in the main museum are wonderful. This is your chance to see a nice display about the Buffalo Soldiers and the Apache Scouts who contributed so much to the AZ way of life. The Camp Verde jail is just to the west of this so take the time to walk over to it. There is also an Archeology building to the west of the jail on the corner. Another great place to stop and see historical items
  • Great historic fort with original buildings. There is an historian available for a short talk. Young kids are allowed to dress in historic clothing and even touch historic firearms. There are several weekend events held throughout the year. Those include some historic baseball games. And reenactments.
  • A rather small piece of history here. The facilities are clean, and the displays are maintained well. The museum is a treasure chest of information about the old fort and mission, and the park ranger was very informative.
  • Really nice tour and staff very helpful with info
  • The state as done a good job keeping up the place. Fun little stop, but small ( takes just a few minutes to check out park).

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